Journal 9- WANTED


Endangered Species #87541

Dead or Alive

                                                         Komodo Dragon

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Genus: Varanus

Species: Varanus Komodoensis

Estimated Population: 4,000-5,000

Native Country: Indonesia

Biography: The Komodo Dragon is the largest species of lizard,                                        growing up to three meters and weighing seventy kilograms. The                                     dragon was first discovered by Western explorers in 1910, and since                                    then, the Komodo Dragon population has steadily decreased.                                      Reasons include- Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, fires, tourism,                                                 poaching, loss of prey, and loss of habitat.



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